In this episode, Ed and Day head to Carnegie. Founded in 1894, this former farming community may have become modernized, but their neighborly spirit has not changed.
Golf for kids of all ages – Forsythe Miniature Golf
Owners and operators Kristi Sawyer Spitzer and Samuel Spitzer are the perfect hosts. After getting a tour, the guys play a round of golf, including that tricky Hole 8, they celebrate by eating cookie ice cream sandwiches, with delicious homemade toppings. She prepares the delicious ice cream sandwiches, and he created a photo box that will make your cookie ice cream sandwich look perfect for the ‘Gram.
Know before you go: Forsythe Mini Golf is seasonal, so follow them on Instagram at @forsytheminigolf for updates.
Respect the past and drink the future – Quantum Spirits
Ryan Kanto, co-owner of Distillery Czar, and his wife Sarah use science and modern techniques in their distilling process. The guys learn that Quantum uses a peer review method, as they become willing research assistants and answer all of Ryan’s questions. Mel Luke, bartender, schools them on drink-making and make The Bee’s Knees, a Prohibition drink with Quantum Spirits Barrel Rested Gin.
Meet the Art-Tender – Nailed It DIY Studio
Owner Marie DiSomone is the fellas’ “art-tender” as she helps them make trays for beer flights in her studio, open since June 2020. She prepares everything for her students, from wood to stencils. After analyzing her skill set, Marie saw her DIY studio as the best use of her talents. Carnegie’s artsy flavor felt like the perfect location and she finds that her studio’s strength is fortified by partnerships with other creative businesses.
Apis Mead & Winery
Dave Cerminara, owner, CEO, brewer of Apis Mead & Winery, explains to Ed and Day why he chooses to make mead, also known as honey wine: because as a professional beer brewer, he loves a challenge. Made with locally sourced wildflower and clover honey from Bedellion Honey Farm, the guys’ biggest challenge seems to be choosing their favorite. After trying Abstract Elephant and Raspberry Cheesecake, they capped off the day with Port Barrel Aged Plum wine in a collaboration with New Image Brewing out of Colorado.
Keeping it local: Bedillion Honey Farm aka “The Best Little Honey Shop in Pennsylvania,” is located just south of Carnegie.